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Some Very Basic Shipping Tips To Ensure Safety of Items

These basic shipping tips and a bit of common sense can help you ensure that your package arrives on time, in perfect condition and with as little inconvenience as possible. Use overnight service for perishables and be sure to pack with a cooling agent (dry ice, cold packs, etc.). Never use ground shipping for perishables.

May 9, 2011
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Green Shipping Tips: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Everything we do have impact on the environment, shipping included. But there are ways to reduce our carbon footprint when shipping items with some resourcefulness and common sense. Here are some green shipping tips that will help minimize your carbon footprint. Recycle packaging and shipping materials. Don’t throw away shipping boxes and shipping materials when…

April 19, 2011
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How to Ship Over-Sized Items

Large packages can be troublesome and expensive to ship.  But with proper planning, shipping massive packages can be hassle-free.  What you need to do is research about carriers and pick the one that will best meet your shipping needs. Companies such as FedEx and UPS, as well as the USPS, will ship your oversize package,…

April 18, 2011
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Tips on Packaging and Shipping Fragile Items

Are you shipping fragile items like glass or other breakable items? You can ensure that these items get to their destination intact and without any damage by following these tips that must be considered while packaging delicate items that can break during transportation. Use a sturdy box and inner packaging material to pad the item…

April 15, 2011
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Prohibited Items You Should Know When Shipping Via the USPS

The United States Postal Service is a practical option to ship items.  However, there are restrictions on what objects you can send through the US Postal Service. This is part of the USPS’ precautionary measures to prevent hazardous or dangerous materials from entering the mail system. Here is a list of what you can or…

April 12, 2011
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How to Label a Package for Shipping

Aside from appropriate packaging, items for shipping must also be properly labeled and addressed to ensure that they arrive in their destinations without a glitch. Following are some guidelines on how to properly label a package for shipping. Use a permanent waterproof marker for your labels.  This will ensure that the label won’t disappear if…

March 31, 2011
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Luggage Shipping – A new and hassle free way to travel

Traveling, especially for pleasure, should be enjoyable. But carrying heavy luggage is not fun, not to mention the stress brought about by lost, stolen, or damaged luggage.  To solve this issues, a travel trend emerged: luggage shipping. Luggage shipping is a door-to-door service wherein luggage were picked up from client’s home and shipped in advance…

March 4, 2011
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How to ship items using the US Postal Service

The US Postal Service is a good and economical way to send items that are not too big or heavy. Shipping items using the postal service is easy and straight forward if the guidelines below are followed. Prepare the items to be shipped. Make sure that you have everything you want so that you can…

March 4, 2011
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How to save on shipping costs

Shipping items can get exorbitant. Here are a few tips you can consider to be able to save on shipping costs and ensure that your goods arrive safely and undamaged: The dimensions and weight of a package should be your primary consideration when choosing a shipping method for your items. Consider buying a shipping scale…

March 2, 2011
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Things You Should Know When Shipping With a Private Parcel Service

Using a private parcel service is a quick, easy and hassle-free way to send out items. However, most of these businesses will try to wheedle every last penny out of you! Below is a list of things you should take into consideration when shipping via a private parcel service. SIZE MATTERS. This old adage is…

March 1, 2011
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Packing Materials 101

When shipping items, it is important to get familiar with the packing materials that will keep your goods secure and protected during transit.  Below is a list of the most commonly used packing materials necessary in shipping items safely. Boxes Cardboard boxes are the best containers for shipping items.  They come in varied sizes and…

February 24, 2011
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Cost-Effective Packaging Methods for Shipping

Shipping rates can get very expensive that is why it’s imperative to use the most cost-effective packaging methods to avoid extra costs and prevent damaging the items during transit. The following steps can protect your items and assure that they arrive at the destination unscathed and in good condition. Bubble wrap multiple pieces. If you…

February 17, 2011
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